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was starting a lucrative and intense financial consulting job in boston. ann was running things at home. >> people describe him as the energizer bunny. >> my kids joke and say that i'm the mitt stabilizer because whenever mitt might start winding up and getting really highly energetic, they know i have a very calming influence. >> in the '70s and '80s, romney was also spending a lot of time with his church, which saw him as a rising star. energetic, devoted, generous with both time and money. >> everybody was well aware of mitt romney. there was some star power even when he wasn't running for office. >> phil barlow first met mitt romney at church in 1979. like most in the church, he already knew the romney name but not the romney work ethic. >> a person that busy and successful might tend to pull out their pocketbook rather than take their time. and he did both. >> for more than a decade, romney was part of the leadership of the mormon church in his hometown. the church has no paid clergy. so at the age of 34, romney was asked to lead his congregation. >> talk about a growing up experie
and intense financial consulting job in boston. ann was running things at home. >> people describe him as the energizer bunny. >> my kids joke and say that i'm the mitt stabilizer because whenever mitt might start winding up and getting really highly energetic, they know i have a very calming influence. >> in the '70s and '80s, romney was also spending a lot of time with his church, which saw him as a rising star. energetic, devoted, generous with both time and money. >> everybody was well aware of mitt romney. there was some star power even when he wasn't running for office. >> phil barlow first met mitt romney at church in 1979. like most in the church, he already knew the romney name but not the romney work ethic. >> a person that busy and successful might tend to pull out their pocketbook rather than take their time. and he did both. >> for more than a decade, romney was part of the leadership of the mormon church in his hometown. the church has no paid clergy. so at the age of 34, romney was asked to lead his congregation. >> talk about a growing up experience and a learning exper
running the boston marathon and you see the ribbon at the end, and you're like look, we're almost done. >> listen and also remember for president obama, this is his last campaign in his life. this is an end of a political career in that sense. so it's got to have some sort of nostalgia. but the emotion, the charged up, the scrutiny they've been under. the schedule they've been under. both of them, it's a day full of emotion. >> michelle obama, much tougher than i've heard her. >> -- defend her husband. >> let me tell you something, personally wasn't happy when i said it but i said seriously your wife blows you aware on campaigning. i've seen her speak without notes, without teleprompter and she really goes all in, and she's a phenomenal campaigner. >> but iowa, the place is really important for this president. because the people he was talking to there are the people who gave him the legs politically that allowed him to become president of the united states. you think about when hillary clinton was in there for the caucuses, remember, and how it was clinton, it was clinton, it was edwa
that you are hearing stories come out from reporters who were in boston on election night that mitt romney and his team were also very emotional and in a different way. but to a person, you hear stories that both barack obama and mitt romney, these are good men that wanted to do good things for this country and barack obama will have another four years to try to turn things around. >> van jones, i think the reason it struck a chord, i certainly felt genuinely moved by it, is you could certainly see the brutality of these campaigns, what it takes out of people. even barack obama, who has been president for four ice-cold years, suddenly got very emotional, sort of looking at people that were him 25 years ago, on the beginning of their political careers. perhaps one of them may be president one day. it was a pretty profound, in its own way, profound speech of just five minutes or so. >> yeah. well, you know, the ice man leaked. if you weren't moved by that, you have been in politics for too long. in some ways this whole campaign was sort of the return of the community organizer. that's really
, and one in pennsylvania. joined now by peter hamby live at the romney headquarters in boston, massachusetts. peter, these are sort of late additions to the schedule. . >> yeah, and travel is the best indicator of a campaign's thinking. we've known that pennsylvania sort of last-minute gamble/insurance policy for the romney campaign. 96% of the vote is on the table there today, because there isn't really early voting. but the ohio travel jumped out at me and paul ryan is also going to ohio today, john. this signals to me that they are nervous about ohio, as they have been. but they're just a little more nervous in these closing days. but, you know, romney himself, of course, is projecting confidence outwardly. check out this rally last night in new hampshire that pulled 12,000 people. this is what he said. >> we have known many long days and short nights, and now we're close. the door to a brighter future is there. it's open. it's waiting for us. i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> there is, john, an air of anxi
of mitt romney serving under president obama. according to the "boston herald" there's a lot of buzz, maybe a little buzz, about a possible cabinet position for the former massachusetts governor. >> it's just an interesting talker, right? >> the president did offer to sit down with mitt romney during his victory speech and he's already proposed creating a new secretary of business cabinet position, something romney dismissed during the campaign. mitt romney's close friend and adviser tom raft says quote, if there were other areas of service, i think he, romney, will look at all of them. mitt romney's father did go into the cabinet after george romney was governor he was secretary of housing and urban development under richard nixon and you know how much mitt romney loves his father and respects him. and i do expect he will be involved with this country going forward. >> you just wonder how. i don't know that -- we'll see. all right, 19 -- 20 minutes past the hour. it might be time to rename black friday. why? because it's not even on friday anymore. the new york daily news says this,
predicting where sandy was going to go. >> think run up the atlantic coast and bring it to boston and new york and all the way down to d.c. and maybe even potential for snow to the west. other problems when this goes by, the winds come like this. what does that do? it grabs more cold air, more cold air that will bring low temperatures down into the 30s. philadelphia, seaside heights where half the houses are knocked down the first couple of rows from the ocean. below freezing, and no heat for people trying to recover. >> when do we think this is going to happen? >> it happens on wednesday afternoon. >> there could even be a piece -- a small piece coming out on monday, but the main storm looks like it approaches the northeast on wednesday. >> all right. for people who have a little bit of time to get ready for this, there is a warning that this is coming, so people have a couple of days to really hunker down and try to figure this out. thank you, chad. really appreciate it. you got one storm that is gone and another that might be coming to the east coast. still digging out. >> we just got
hospitalized in boston. the 83-year-old was rushed from his prison cell to a hospital yesterday after complaining of chest pains. bulger, the man who inspired jack nicholson's character in "the departed" is awaiting trial for his role in 19 murders. >>> that is zach potter. inspiring a nation by climbing to the top of chicago's 103-story willis tower. zach lost his leg in a motorcycle accident three years ago. doctors out fitted the 31-year-old with the world's first neurocontrolled bionic leg. he used it to scale the former sears tower in just over 53 minutes. that's incredible. >>> coming up, the economy is a top issue in this election. and president obama has consistently trailed mitt romney on that issue. so what does that mean for tomorrow's election? one of the nation's top economists, larry summers, is going to join us next. harge of . how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength o
kind of, you know, making that commute to boston area and moving from out of state in might have something to do with that swing. >> sure it does. brian, thanks very much. we'll watch new hampshire and the four electoral votes. >> our next battleground stop is colorado with its nine electoral votes. just like ohio, went for barack obama in 2008 after helping george w. bush win the white house in 2004. cnn's kung la is in colorado. are you getting a sense of who has the upper hand? >> reporter: well, the republicans saying they have the upper hand looking at who's actually voted, cast that vote, the republicans are leading by about 25,000 votes but that's not very much of a gap. what we're seeing here in this location i'm standing in, the early voting as you mentioned, kate, is over. but what people are doing is dropping off early ballots. they're -- these are the mail-in ballots. they can drop them off and murphy's law, no one's here but they can drive up, give their ballot to this gentleman and then he'll take the ballot and drop it in this red box. from here, these ballots then
goes home to boston to vote. the president's going to be there. this could be the difference in the electoral college. if you look at iowa and wisconsin, two other numbers you just threw out there. iowa and wisconsin very important part of the president's firewall in the midwest. for example, should he lose florida, iowa and wisconsin very important. same thing with ohio. both of them -- both those states important to both of these candidates. and of course wisconsin -- in wisconsin that may be one of the reasons paul ryan was chosen because the romney campaign knows how important that state could be to them as insurance, if you will, that they could get to 270. >> the president went there earlier today. >> exactly. >> a significant where they are underscores all important -- you're looking at all of these ads they're doing all the speeches, the rallies, the messages, they're putting out final arguments as they say. is there any one thing that you think could tip the balance? >> of course. turnout, voter enthusiasm, intensity. that's what all of these rallies are about. the p
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